Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 21st Celebration

Andrea, Jack and Chris - Andrea and Mom - party on - a glimpse of the decorations.
I didn't take as many photographs as I thought I was taking -- 
waiting for pro's work to come through for more memory keepers

The first of our three event summer ~ Andrea and Chris' wedding celebration.

The weather was a perfect 72 degrees, Chris' parents graciously hosted the ceremony and reception at their gorgeous home, over 70 guests celebrated with Andrea and Chris reciting commitment vows, dining on some of Portland's best cuisine and dancing til the moon came up. It was perfect in every way. Andrea's planning, orgainizing and achievement was flawless, creating the perfect day full of wonderful memories. Congratulations Andrea and Chris ~ we love you!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My son, the Photographer.....

The annual black and white August issue of Outdoor Photographer this year is featuring my son, Scott Mansfield. Here's a link for the online section they've posted (3 pages) ~ for more about Scott's work pick up the magazine or visit Scott's site: And be sure to shop Scott's online store for some of his great prints at Flora.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

It's Been Too Long......

It's been ages since I've posted or read my own blog ..... if you've read anything on this site, you know how my spring and summer has been filled: planning, flying, hitting the rails, showers, weddings and baby watch. But, I took a moment to check out Pinterest and found some great ideas that followed me home. Here's a few to consider.

Repairs ~ Paint ~ DIY

Use a rubber band to remove those pesky, stripped screws.

Push pins attached to the underside and paint away.

So much easier than using painters tape - wish I'd known this trick a few years ago.

The simple tricks to make life a little bit easier

Curtain tension rods between shelves - so simple.

Cover a TV tray with 3-4 natural fiber batting, top with color-fast fabric and use the staple gun to attach to the underside: quick, easy small ironing board.

My favorite: attach IKEA spice racks to the side of a dresser for extra storage.

Need an idea to use the thousands of thumb tacks you've got: pencil out your wording and go to town. I love the look and much easier than hand painting or applying those vinyl letters.